Monday, April 22, 2013

Kroger Spring Dinner: Make it a Family Meal with Kroger


I love Kroger store brand products.  I have found that Kroger hamburger, frozen veggies, and frozen novelty items are just as good as the name brand but without the high cost.  The only Kroger brand item that I've ever bought and returned was their tropical trail mix.  Last night, we decided to try a few new things from Kroger for dinner.  I tried their pork tenderloin and frozen lima beans and then finished it off with Kroger cake mix and frosting.

I found this awesome recipe on and decided it was a perfect fit for what I had planned.  Then, I broiled some of my homemade wheat bread that I brushed with olive oil, basil and garlic slices.  Hubby and kids were so excited to try this pork dish that I didn't have time to take a picture of the final product before it was in their mouths!  Sorry that you didn't get to see it as a finished product, but believe me it was super yummy and tender.  The Kroger pork tenderloin had a perfect layer of fat on the one side and was extremely moist and delicious.  I only made half of the tenderloin last night and tonight I plan on roasting the other half with some salt, pepper, and garlic on top.  I bet the fat layer is going to create a magnificent moist roast.

I made the Kroger homestyle mashed potatoes with a little bit of garlic salt and whipped in a little Kroger greek yogurt for a bit of extra creaminess.  It was superb and better than I ever expected pre-cooked mashed potatoes to be!

No dinner can be complete without a nice dessert.  While the pork was marinating, I whipped up this Kroger Butter Recipe cake mix and when it cooled, topped it with Kroger vanilla frosting.  I followed the instructions on the cake mix to a tee and am sure glad I did because the outcome was a seriously moist and fluffy cake!  I thought beating it with my Kitchen Aid stand mixer for 4 minutes on medium was going a little far, but the consistency of the batter after that was like a light and fluffy mousse.  My daughter and hubby scarfed up the cake and asked for seconds immediately!

Do you love Kroger brand products as much as I do?  They're a great way to save money while still getting a quality product.  Best of all, they even send you coupons for their store brands if you've signed up with them at


Maria Long said...

I really liked this bzz campaign. realized how easy it is to get wholesome food on the table in little time. Great prices too for all the food we brought home.

Susan Bewley said...

Kroger brand is one of the few store brands I will buy. I especially love their new natural/organic store brand stuff. It is so very yummy!

Chelsea Klassen said...

We don't have Kroger products up here, but I'd love to try them!

Alaina Bullock said...

Are nearest Kroger is 50 miles away! I really wish the would open one hear, they have such great deals!

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

I don't have a Kroger super close, it's about 45 min. away but my mom is near one and loves shopping there!

Journeys of The Zoo said...

We don't have Kroger here in Canada but you sure went all out (in my opinion) with the dinner and cake for dessert! What time do you usually serve it (smile).

It looks really healthy and I love the addition of the greek yogurt. Thanks for sharing.

That's great that this product worked so well for you. I'm always interested in hearing about all-natural products with all the chemicals out there.

I'm also interested in the packaging (almost as mush as the product, smile) and I love the style and color of the pump bottle and the cute designs on the label.

They're really taken everything into consideration. Thanks for sharing.

Besos, Sarah
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Kat @ Inspiration CAN be Found Everywhere said...

WE don't have a Kroger near us (I don't think there is one in NJ) but my mom LOVES her Kroger!